The famous lake at the foot of Mount Watzmann
Surrounded by towering rock cliffs, the lake - emerald green and silent - is set in one of the most impressive landscapes in Germany. It ist perhaps for this reason that so many visitors com to Königssee year after year. This narrow, fjord- like lake is 8 km long (5 miles), up to 1,2 km wide (3/4 mile) and lies 602 meters (2000 ft) above sea level. With a maximum depth of 192 meters (650 ft), Lake Königssee retains its cold temperature even during the hottest time of the year. It is actually the deepest and, thanks to environmental protection, the cleanest lake in Germany.